Membership Information


In response to your request for information about membership in the LAKESHORE PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI CLUB, INC. please find details below regarding the process of applying for membership and the requirements for membership. All members are required to abide by our Constitution and By-Laws, Policy and Code of Ethics. Therefore, these documents are enclosed for your information.

1) Requirements for Sponsors (rev. 11/15/03):

  • Two club members from different households who have known the applicant for at least one year must sponsor applicants applying for membership. A sponsor may not be from the same household or the immediate family of the applicant.
  • To be eligible to sponsor an applicant, a member must have been in the club for at least two years. The same member may sponsor no more than three applicants within one Club year.
  • At least one of the sponsoring members must write a letter of recommendation for the applicant, which will accompany the membership application.
  • The sponsors should assist the applicant with the application process by obtaining the application forms, answering any questions the applicant may have and by reviewing the Code of Ethics and Constitution with the applicant.
  • Sponsors should ascertain, to the best of their knowledge, the eligibility of the applicant according to the requirements below prior to signing the application. At least one current member in good standing must have visited the applicant's home/kennel and a letter indicating this will accompany the application.
  • The sponsors will assist the Membership Committee by answering questions pertaining to the applicant's eligibility which may arise in the Committee's review of the application or that are presented to the Membership Committee by the membership

2) Requirements for Applicants (rev. 11/15/03):

  • Applicants must possess an interest in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, must be at least 18 years of age and be in good standing with the American Kennel Club. (Applicants need not own a corgi).
  • Applicants are required to have attended two L.P.W.C.C. meetings within the previous 24 months prior to submitting their application.
  • Applicants must subscribe to the objects of the club as detailed in ARTICLE I of the Constitution and by-laws and to the Code of Ethics. Activities contrary to the club's objects or to the Code of Ethics prior to making application for membership are evidence that an applicant is not eligible for membership.
  • Applicants are required to attest in writing on their membership application that they will abide by the Constitution and by-laws of the Lakeshore Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club, Inc., The Code of Ethics of the LPWCC and the rules of the American Kennel Club.
  • All successful applicants will be voted into membership as Associates. This status can be changed on their yearly dues notice. Regular members are expected to attend 2 meetings each calendar year. (rev. 11/19/07)

3) Membership Procedure. (rev. 04/26/60, 01/19/91, 01/18/92, 07/31/92, 01/17/98, 01/20/01, 04/14/01)

  • Application forms, Membership Information Sheet, Constitution and Code of Ethics are to be obtained from the Membership Committee Chairman or any member of the Board by the applicant's sponsors. The sponsors must review the entire package for accuracy and completeness and sign the application prior to submitting it to the Corresponding Secretary.
  • The completed application along with the applicant's non-refundable processing fee and dues check shall be sent to Membership Committee Chairman who is responsible for reviewing the application with the sponsors and the applicant, if needed. The Membership Committee is also responsible for reviewing questions regarding the eligibility of the applicant submitted by the membership.
  • The application shall be read to the membership at the next meeting following its receipt. The applicant's name(s) and address(es) will be published in the next Meeting Notice requesting comments regarding the applicant's eligibility for membership. Comments should be sent to the Membership Committee Chairman. The notice shall announce that the applicant's membership will be brought before the membership for a vote at the next meeting following publication.
  • At this next meeting, the application shall be read a second time and the Membership Committee's report shall be presented prior to voting. An affirmative vote of 3/4 of the regular members present and voting is required for membership in the Club. (rev. 11/15/03)
  • Applicants shall vacate the meeting during membership voting. (rev.07/29/00, rev. 04/14/01)
  • In the absence of a Membership Committee, applicants shall be notified by the Corresponding Secretary, in writing, of the results of the vote, in accordance with Article IV, Section 2c of the Constitution and By Laws. Notification is otherwise provided by the Membership Chairman. (rev. 04/14/01, 11/15/03, 07/26/08)
  • Applicants who do not receive the required 3/4 affirmative vote may not reapply for one-year following their application's rejection. The rejected applicant will be sent a check returning their dues minus the non-refundable processing fee. (rev. 04/14/01, 11/15/03)


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